Soylent Green?

Experts say algae is the food of the future.The average American male consumes 100 grams of protein daily — almost double the necessary amount. This overconsumption isn’t sustainable. The United Nations projects food production will need to increase as much as 70% by 2050 to feed an extra 2.5 billion people.To survive, we need to reinvent the way we farm and eat. Experts say algae could be a possible solution. Unlike most crops, it doesn’t require fresh water to flourish. That’s a big deal. About 70% of the planet’s available fresh water goes toward crops and raising livestock.
Calatayud said if the world’s population grows from 7.5 billion to 10 billion as expected, we’ll need to think more seriously about protein alternatives like algae.
“There will not be enough animal protein or other vegetable protein,” he said. “There won’t be enough arable land, and what’s even more important, there won’t be enough fresh water.”Other meat alternatives include bugs — especially crickets, largely considered the tastiest insects.More than 2,000 edible bug species are eaten by 2 billion people worldwide, and for good reason.Perhaps it’s only a matter of time before Western countries stop turning up our noses at plated insects and start chowing down.

I do not have to explain why I used the novel name Soylent Green.

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